As Food Shortages Start To Plague The USA No One Seems To Want To Talk About The Suspicious Fires Breaking Out Across The Country
It started in August 2019 after a fire broke out at a Tyson Foods meat processing plant in Kansas and it was the largest beef processing location for the company.
The facility processed about six percent of the country’s beef was destroyed and Tyson scrambled for other plants to absorb to handle the capacity.
Then in August of 2021, the Patak Meat Processing facility, near Atlanta, GA burned followed by a fire in September 2021 at JBS USA, a meat processing facility in Nebraska. JBS had absorbed some of the capacity from the Patak fire and its closure immediately impacted food prices.
These strange accidents keep happening.
In February 2022, Shearer’s Food Processing facility in Hermiston, Orgon burned to the ground, and on April 13, 2022, Taylor Farms Food Processing had a major fire as well. Then on April 19th, the headquarters of Azure’s food processing plant in Dufur, Oregon also burned.
What’s raising eyebrows though is two incidents at food processing plants in Idaho and Georgia.
On April 13, 2022, police reported that a single-engine plane crashed into the Idaho potato facility killing the pilot. The airplane hit the roof of the facility and flipped the plane, nobody who worked at the plant was injured. Then on April 22, 2022, another small plane crashed almost hitting a General Mills food processing plant in Georgia.
From NBC News:
It’s unclear how many people were aboard the Cessna 340 when it crashed at 6:45 p.m. in Covington, Capt. Ken Malcom, with the Covington Police Department said.
The twin engine plane was traveling from Covington Airport when it “veered sharply in a northeast direction and went down crashing into three empty tractor trailers on the property of General Mills,” Malcom said.
It is unknown if these accidents will impact the already soaring food prices that have also been affected by the avian bird flu.
There have been at least 16 disasters across the USA and so far most of the incidents have found that no foul play was involved.
There is one fire that wiped out a Walmart fulfillment center in Plainfield, Indiana on March 16, 2022. That fire has caught the ATF’s attention and they have opened an investigation. Another April incident at a New Hampshire food processing plant is also under investigation after it took emergency responders 16 hours to extinguish the flames.
To be clear there is no evidence that any of these fires are connected however nobody seems to want to talk about the frequency they are taking place. It is possible that incidents happen all the time but Americans never paid attention because the supply chain could handle it and inflation was low.
Experts aren’t sure what impact these incidents will have on prices but what is curious is that nobody in the mainstream media wants to talk about it.